Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Small Reference Source.......
When I was starting out to paint in my early years I would find the oddest things to inspire me. This was a small photograph in a National Geographic Magazine. I really liked the composition with the three boats moored while the tide was out. The two guys in the photo and the seagulls helped to show the size of the fishing boats in the scene in comparison. The whole scene was a great photograph taken by a magazine contributor.
I did try to duplicate all of the colors with the water and shoreline of rocks and clay. I bet I could paint better seagulls now than back when I did this painting. I liked seeing the poles that helped to stay the boats and all the rigging was fun to portray. I did name the one boat after my wife.